This week is the final week of term 1 at St Peters Public School. Most terms are 10 weeks so this has been a very long term, especially for all of our kindergarten students who have had their very first term at primary school. It has been a fabulous term with lots of fun activities and great learning happening. For two weeks they will have an opportunity to recharge and have a break from learning. We would like to remind you that holidays are an opportunity to carry on that learning in a different mode. It may be through encouraging some extra reading, cooking, helping with household projects or making use of the many extra curricular activities available in Sydney. We’ll be back again for term 2 on Tuesday 30 April - all years start. Monday 29 April is a school development day.
Congratulations! Assembly Awards this week
Silver: Sean and Danielle G Bronze: Olivia D, Yindi, Ashton, Toby Mc, Elijah, Tilly, Felix, Olive G, Molly, Inara, Frankie Mc, Aasha, Thomas C, Adam, Emma B, Michelangelo, Sebastien G and Danielle G.
History in Action
We always tell students that history is made up of human stories. We often forget this when we think that it is all about dates and big battles but those are only the events that played out as a consequence of human experience.
On Saturday, a good 40 to 50 ex students of the then St Peters Primary School came together and share some memories of the school that started their time in education. Dr Lavitt provided a tour of the school and there was collective comments on how much the school has changed. Stories were heard of sports that were played and some spoke (with great affection) of how they were frequent visitors to the headmasters office (still in the same location) for canings. Apparently there was a cabinet with a selection of canes. Many there pre dated Block B and talked of buildings long gone and how the oval was then called the Area and had some demountable buildings on it at one time.
The library for many seemed a constant with many commenting on how it had not changed that much. Some brought photographs and old certificates and exchanged stories. We would like to thank these amazing alumni for coming to visit our fabulous school. We are all part of our history and perhaps in 40 to 50 years time some of our current students will visit a school that will be very different again to the school of today. One thing for sure is that there will be no stories of the Principal’s cane cabinet. Thank you to Kate and Van from the P&C for supporting the day with refreshments and memorabilia.
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